Vietnam’s National Day celebrated in France, Italy

Thursday, 2017-09-28 17:53:25
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Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Cao Chinh Thien (R) and Senator Pier Ferdinando Casini, Chairman of the Italian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Ceremonies marking Vietnam’s 72nd National Day (September 2) were held in France and Italy on September 27.

Addressing the event in France, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Son said that Vietnam has been developing rapidly and has become a responsible member of the international community.

The diplomat also expressed his hope that the Vietnam–France relations would see strong development steps in 2018 as the two countries celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the fifth anniversary of their strategic partnership.

At the ceremony, participants enjoyed a fashion show featuring Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional long dress) with traditional music at the Petit Palais Art Museum in France’s capital of Paris.

A project titled “Vietnam house” of Vietnam’s Tourism Ambassador to France Anoa Suzanne Dussol Perran was also introduced at the event. It is being built in Hauts-de-Seine province of France, to be used as a place to showcase Vietnamese culture, such as Ao Dai, paintings and gastronomy.

Meanwhile, the ceremony in Rome, Italy, was attended by representatives from the Italian ministries and overseas Vietnamese in the country.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Cao Chinh Thien lauded the Vietnam–Italy relations, which have become more practical with many important projects and regional cooperation models.

The ambassador stressed that the State visit to Italy in 2016 by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and the achievements made this year will be an important foundation for the two nations to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2018.

For his part, Senator Pier Ferdinando Casini, Chairman of the Italian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, highlighted the bilateral relationship as a model of traditional friendship, in line with the needs and benefits of the people of both countries.